Gorgeous Floral Tips & Tricks From a Former White House Chief Florist

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A beautiful floral arrangement can mean so much more than being just a beautiful decoration. Especially if those floral arrangements are set in the most prestigious place in the country. Nobody knows that better than former White House Chief Floral Designer, Laura Dowling.


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“Flowers can convey every single emotion,” she says. ”But what if we looked at flowers as more than generic emotional expressions or simple decorative ideas, and started looking at them in a totally new light: as a new powerful tool for policy innovation and change?”

After winning a nationwide contest for the role at the White House, Dowling became a floral diplomat, designing beautiful arrangements with important and symbolic cultural significance for everything from visits from foreign leaders to congressional dinners and holiday celebrations.

“At Texwood Shows, we’re always trying to find unique things that you can’t find anywhere else and bring them to life,” says Tony Wood, President, and Founder of Texwood Shows.

“Laura is someone that has actual live experience producing florals for all those incredible events going on in the White House,” says Wood. “That will get anyone’s attention, whether you’re republican or a democrat.

During her six years in the Obama Administration, Dowling’s arrangements provided a personal touch in order to convey respect and honor the White House guests in a very unique way.

For example, Dowling has designed topiaries to look like molecules in order to honor German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as she has a degree in quantum chemistry. Dowling has also created healthy vegetable bouquets for Olympians, with asparagus, carrots, and broccoli, to honor their commitment to healthy lifestyles. That’s just for starters, as she’s designed arrangements for hundreds of White House events.

Join Laura Dowling, Former White House Chief Floral Designer

If you want to bring White House elegance and deeper meaning into your home, join Laura Dowling at the H-Town Home & Outdoor Living Show, March 7 & 8. Learn the best from Dowling as she shares her amazing experiences from the Obama White House, and of course, floral tips and techniques to help create floral arrangements that say it all.

“After hearing Laura speak, I think show attendees will be confident so that the next time they go to the grocery store or the craft store to pick up flowers, they can bring out the beauty within their own homes,” says Wood.

About the Home & Outdoor Living Show

A Texwood Shows Home & Outdoor Living Event is the perfect place to get great home ideas from local experts. With an amazing lineup of speakers like Laura Dowling, DIY Workshops, and experts on hand to help you tackle any home improvement problem, you’ll walk away with an experience you’ll never forget.

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Home & Outdoor Living Show Details

Montgomery Country

2/29/20 – 3/01/20
Lone Star Convention & Expo Center
9055 Airport Road
Conroe, TX 77303


3/7/20 – 3/8/20
Silver Street Studios in Sawyer Yards
2000 Edwards Street
Houston, TX 77007 


3/21/20 – 3/22/20
The Berry Center
8877 Barker-Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433     

Lake Houston

3/28/2020 – 3/29/2020
Humble Civic Center Arena Complex
8233 Will Clayton Pkwy
Humble, Texas 7733